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2009-04-23Fix more typos/spelling in commentsMichael J Gruber
A few more fixes on top of the automatic spell checker generated ones. Signed-off-by: Michael J Gruber <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-04-23Fix typos / spelling in commentsMike Ralphson
Signed-off-by: Mike Ralphson <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-10-28compat/cygwin.c: make runtime detection of lstat/stat lessor impactJunio C Hamano
The original patch that lead to an earlier commit adbc0b6 (cygwin: Use native Win32 API for stat, 2008-09-30) did not call git_default_config() and it was a good thing. The lazy config reading when lstat/stat is called for the first time to find out if core.filemode is set can happen anytime in the calling program. If it happens after the calling program parsed the configuration file to prime its default parameter settings and processed its command line parameters to tweak them, this will overwrite the values set by the program with the values read from the config file. This essentially reverts the code to the version as submitted by Mark, with a bit more comments to clarify why we do not fall back on the default configuration parser from git_cygwin_config(). Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-10-13compat/cygwin.c - Use cygwin's stat if core.filemode == trueMark Levedahl
Cygwin's POSIX emulation allows use of core.filemode true, unlike native Window's implementation of stat / lstat, and Cygwin/git users who have configured core.filemode true in various repositories will be very unpleasantly surprised to find that git is no longer honoring that option. So, this patch forces use of Cygwin's stat functions if core.filemode is set true, regardless of any other considerations. Signed-off-by: Mark Levedahl <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-09-30cygwin: Use native Win32 API for statDmitry Potapov
lstat/stat functions in Cygwin are very slow, because they try to emulate some *nix things that Git does not actually need. This patch adds Win32 specific implementation of these functions for Cygwin. This implementation handles most situation directly but in some rare cases it falls back on the implementation provided for Cygwin. This is necessary for two reasons: - Cygwin has its own file hierarchy, so absolute paths used in Cygwin is not suitable to be used Win32 API. cygwin_conv_to_win32_path can not be used because it automatically dereference Cygwin symbol links, also it causes extra syscall. Fortunately Git rarely use absolute paths, so we always use Cygwin implementation for absolute paths. - Support of symbol links. Cygwin stores symbol links as ordinary using one of two possible formats. Therefore, the fast implementation falls back to Cygwin functions if it detects potential use of symbol links. The speed of this implementation should be the same as mingw_lstat for common cases, but it is considerable slower when the specified file name does not exist. Despite all efforts to make the fast implementation as robust as possible, it may not work well for some very rare situations. I am aware only one situation: use Cygwin mount to bind unrelated paths inside repository together. Therefore, the core.ignoreCygwinFSTricks configuration option is provided, which controls whether native or Cygwin version of stat is used. Signed-off-by: Dmitry Potapov <> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <>